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Tamilnet banned? – How to continue to access the site from Sri Lanka


Reports received by Groundviews indicate that Tamilnet is inaccessible from many major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Sri Lanka. At the time of writing, the site is confirmed to be inaccessible from:

SLT (ADSL and dial-up)
Lankacom (leased line)
Lankabell (dial-up)
Suntel (dial-up)

Only Tamilnet seems to be affected.

There is a workaround. Click here to access all the content on the site through Google. It’s not pretty, but all the content is there.

We will be keeping tabs on this issue and post information and updates as we receive them.